is the first website to publish Francis Bellamy's
address for Columbus Day in 1892 entitled "The Meaning of the Four
Centuries" at http://members.ij.net/rex/pledgespeech.html
the first publication of his Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Modern
support for the Pledge exists only because the media and government schools
suppress the true intent behind the Pledge, and Bellamy's speech, and his
terrifying ideas. "The Meaning of the Four Centuries" shows that Bellamy
viewed the pledge of allegiance and government schools as a way to promote
his totalitarian socialism. The Pledge of Allegiance was written so that
children would place flags in government schools and repeatedly pledge
allegiance to Bellamy's totalitarian socialism.
The original socialist salute for Bellamy's Pledge of Allegiance was
a straight-arm salute like the salute adopted 3 decades later by the
National Socialist German Workers' Party.
Bellamy was a self-proclaimed socialist and a member of the
"Nationalism" movement and a vice president of its socialist auxiliary
group, whose members wanted the federal government to nationalize most of
the American economy. Bellamy lived from 1855-1931, long enough to see a
similar salute and a similar philosophy espoused by the National Socialist
German Workers' Party.
In his Columbus Day address, Bellamy shows the modern use of the word
"schoolhouse" as a hackneyed and inaccurate synonym for "government
schoolhouse" as Bellamy promotes a socialist monopoly for education. At
that time government was beginning to take over education. Bellamy also
foreshadows his desire for government schools to be indoctrination centers
for the "Industrial Army" described in the totalitarian socialist novel
"Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy, his cousin and mentor. That is also
what Bellamy means by his use of the phrase "new social order."
Bellamy uses the absurd modern cliche "free school," implying that
government schools are "free," instead of being outrageously expensive
compared with the many better alternatives, and never mentioning that
everyone is forced to pay via taxataion/theft. He imagines that
over-priced socialized schools provide "enlightenment" even though every
country that most closely paralleled the totalitarian socialism of "Looking
Backward" demonstrated unenlightenment (the Union of Soviet Socialist
Republics (62 million killed), the Peoples' Republic of China (35 million
killed) and the National Socialist German Workers' Party (21 million killed)
Bellamy shows his contempt for individual liberty with the phrase
"experiments in social order." To Bellamy no one has a right to personal
or economic freedom, and everyone is simply part of an "experiment in social
order," especially the totalitarian socialist experiment that Bellamy likes
in "Looking Backward."
Bellamy makes poor efforts to tie in the Columbus Day celebration, which
was of course, the excuse he was given to expound on his totalitarian
This is a reference to the totalitarian socialist novel "Looking Backward"
by Edward Bellamy, the cousin of Francis Bellamy. In it, society has
become one giant socialist monopoly. Men are treated as military draftees,
from the age of twenty-one until the age of forty-five, in society's
industrial army (for more on that see
). Bellamy's glorification
of the military includes government assignment of all jobs. Everyone is
issued ration cards which are used to draw goods from government
storehouses. By force of government, no one may have any more than anyone
else. The entire education system is only a government school system and it
creates the industrial army and of the entire socialist monopoly system.
Edward Bellamy portrayed it as utiopia.
Bellamy refers to native-americans as "savages" because Bellamy was another
bigot socialist. As editor of the magazine "The Illustrated American," he
wrote editorials denouncing southern European immigrants. "A democracy like
ours cannot afford to throw itself open to the world," he wrote in 1897.
"Where every man is a lawmaker, every dull-witted or fanatical immigrant
admitted to our citizenship is a bane to the commonwealth. Where all classes
of society merge insensibly into one another every alien immigrant of
inferior race may bring corruption to the stock." see
Bellamy is also another socialist bigot in his absurd calls for "equality"
because he hates the fact that every individual is different and he want to
use government to force everyone to be the same.
The government schools about which Bellamy speaks were racist and imposed
segregation by law, and did so into the 1970s, arguably beyond. see
It was a view later shared
by the National Socialist German Workers' Party and they adopted a similar
Bellamy uses the word "Americanism" so that he can turn it on its head by
equating it with his totalitarian socialism. Bellamy uses the word
"Americanism" to avoid ever extolling individual liberty, private trade, and
cutting the size and scope of government, as Washington and Jefferson
taught. Those libertarian concepts are destroyed in "Looking Backward"
Bellamy perverts the U.S. idea of equlity before the law, and turns it into
the monstrous idea of government making everyone equal (see
) the same as in the totalitarian
socialist novel "Looking Backward." If Bellamy had lived to our current
year, he could have "looked backward" at atrocities in those countries that
shared his ideas, including the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (62
million killed), the Peoples' Republic of China (35 million killed) and the
National Socialist German Workers' Party (21 million killed) (see
). The perversion of "equality"
is why socialists support government schools in their efforts to force
equality, and to make everyone the same in an "industrial army."
Bellamy repeatedly uses the misnomer "Public School" instead of "Government
School" and repeats the absurd cliche that government schools are "free,"
and he does so in order to hide the fact that government schools are paid
for with taxes that people are forced to pay whether they want to or not.
That all of the better alternatives to government schools are the actual
examples of true "public schools" that people voluntarily pay for and
support, and that engage in true altruism for the needy, even providing
educations that are actually "free" unlike government schools. Bellamy and
socialists like him never ever create and operate their own "public schools"
that are "free" because they use the terms as lies to trick people into
supporting expensive government schools that are paid for with force.
Bellamy's speech concludes with "We march as one army," another terrifying
reference to the totalitarian socialist novel "Looking Backward" and Francis
Bellamy's "Industrial Army" marching out of government schools. It
explains why the original pledge of allegiance had a salute that began with
a military salute (that extended during the pledge to a straight-arm salute)
in keeping with the "Industrial Army" and the military-socialist complex.